Blackall combined agents yarded a total of 4132 head at the prime and store cattle sale on Thursday.
Cattle were sourced from as far as Alice Springs, Julia Creek, Richmond, Hughenden, Winton, Longreach, Aramac, Barcaldine, Jericho, Isisford, Yaraka, Tambo and Blackall.
Prime cattle were dearer up to 10-15c with heavy feeder steers gaining 15-20c and light weaner steers and heifers remained similar to the previous week.
Bulls under 450kg sold to 258.2c, average 258.2c, and bulls over 450kg made 320.2c, average 299.8c.
Cows 300-400kg sold to 260.2c, average 216.4c, cows 400-500kg made 288.2c, average 265.5c, and cows over 500kg reached 321.2c, to average 283c.
Heifers under 220kg made 372.2c, average 310.7c, heifers 220-280kg sold to 372.2c, averaging 323.3c, heifers 280-350kg reached 360.2c, average 297.2c, heifers 350-450kg made 342.2c, average 306.2c, and heifers over 450kg sold to 347.2c, averaging 329.8c.
Steers under 220kg sold to 408.2c, average 400.7c, steers 220-280kg sold to 414.2c, averaging 363.7c, steers 280-350kg made 414.2c, average 369c, steers 350-400kg reached 373.2c, average 343.4c, steers 400-550kg made 368.2c, average 331c, and steers over 550kg sold to 336.2c, average 326.5c.
Mickeys made to 358.2c, to average 327.6c.
Cows and calves made to $2075/unit, averaging $1612.79/unit.
Pigurra Grazing, Forest Hill, Blackall, sold Shorthorn steers for 332.2c weighing 685.6kg returning $2277/hd. Swan Hill Cattle Co, Swan Hill, Blackall, sold Santa Gertrudis cows for 288.2c weighing 641.6kg returning $1849/hd.
GC and JA Peck, Purtora, Blackall, sold Droughtmaster cross cows for 278.2c weighing 607kg returning $1689/hd with their heavy heifers making 320.2c weighing 507kg to return $1624/hd. RJ and AV Whiting, Inverurie, Jericho, sold Brahman cows for 274.2c weighing 506kg to return $1387/hd.
NJ Curley, Avington, Blackall, sold Brahman cows for 274.2c weighing 570kg to return $1563/hd. They also sold Brahman heifers weighing 460kg for 332.2c returning $1528/hd.
The Cronulla Trust, Maranthona, Longreach, sold Santa Gertrudis heifers weighing 480kg for 332.2c returning $1596/hd. Thornleigh Grazing, Thornleigh, Blackall, sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 332.2c weighing 481kg to return $1598/hd.
Pigurra Grazing, Forest Hill, Blackall, sold Shorthorn steers for 350.2c weighing 443kg returning $1551/hd. PJ and OJ Crombie, Drumlion, Longreach, sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 368.2c weighing 442.6kg returning $1630/hd. Kensington Grazing Co, Kensington Downs, Longreach, sold Brahman steers for 336.2c weighing 453kg to return $1522/hd.
EL and SL Fogarty, Palmer Valley, Alice Springs, sold Angus steers for 408.2c weighing 270kg returning $1102/hd. PJ and OJ Crombie, Drumlion, Longreach, sold Santa Gertrudis steers for 414.2c weighing 313kg returning $1298/hd. Birnam Cattle Co, Lucerne, Richmond, sold Charolais cross heifers for 372.2c weighing 255kg returning $950/hd.
Lance Thompson, Bauhinia Park, Blackall, sold Droughtmaster heifers for 360.2c weighing 275kg to return $990/hd. Daphne Tengbom, Waterloo, Barcaldine, sold Santa Gertrudis cows and calves for $2075/unit.
DR and JK Allen, Tarcombe, Longreach, sold Droughtmaster cows for 284.9c averaging 615.3kg returning $1752.68/head. DA and KL Gordon, Burn Meadow, Emerald, sold Angus cross steers for 373.2c averaging 342.7kg returning $1278.93/head.
ALC Rural, South Delta, Barcaldine, sold Santa Gertrudis cross cows for 290.1c averaging 585.2kg returning $1697.81/hd. They also sold Santa Gertrudis cross heifers for 338.5c averaging 482.8c returning $1634.60/hd.
D and K Neilson, Two Rivers, Boulia, sold a quality line of Brahman cows topping at 299.2c weighing 563kg and averaging 288.1c at 506kg to return $1459. The Neilson family also sold an exceptional run of 270 Brahman and Charolais cross weaned steers topping at 414.2c weighing up to 324kg to average 383.2c weighing 307kg to return $1176.
J and K Neilson, Two Rivers,Boulia, sold VGQ cows for 299.2c weighing 687kg to return $2057. M and T Neilson, Two Rivers, Boulia, sold VGQ cows for topping at 299.2c to average 291.2c weighing 516kg to return $1503.
Avery Agriculture, Cloncurry, sold Charolais cross heifers for 350.2c weighing 255kg to return $893. Alderley Pastoral Company, Alderley, Boulia, sold Charolais steers for 390.2c weighing 316.7kg to return $1235.63/hd and Charolais heifers for 365c weighing 240.3kg to return $875.96/hd.
Nathan Dickson, The Lake, Aramac, sold Braford steers for 310c weighing 544kg to return $1686/hd. Noel N Dickson, The Lake, Aramac, sold Braford steers for 354c weighing 354kg to return $1252.98/hd. Nickola EM Dickson, The Lake, Aramac, sold Braford steers for 320c weighing 475kg to return $1520/hd.
DM and SE Wehl, Ravenswood, Aramac, sold Droughtmaster steers for 380c weighing 306kg to return $1164.18/hd, Droughtmaster heifers for 372c weighing 232.5kg to return $864.9/hd and Droughtmaster mickeys for 358.2c weighing 241.3kg to return $864.16/hd.
MN and NJ Campbell, Little Moondilla, sold Braford heifers for 372c weighing 265kg to return $985.8/hd and a Simmental bull for 318c weighing 700kg to return $2227.4/hd. Strathmore Trust, Strathmore, Longreach, sold a Santa Gertrudis bull for 320c weighing 820kg to return $2625.64.
Girrawheen Grazing Company, Maylands, Aramac, sold Droughtmaster steers for 368.2c weighing 360kg to return $1325.52/hd and Droughtmaster mickeys for 358.2c weighing 235.3kg to return $842.71/hd.
PJ and CR Britton, Brighton Downs, sold Brahman steers for 338.2c weighing 475kg to return $1605.5/hd, Droughtmaster heifers for 332.2c weighing 484.4kg to return $1609.09/hd. Bailey Properties, Paradise Downs, Blackall, sold Charolais bulls for 306.2c weighing 863.3kg to return $2643.53/hd.
Moonbong Partnership, Ravensbourne, Blackall, sold a Santa Gertrudis bull for 314.2c weighing 895kg to return $2812.09/hd and Santa Gertrudis cows for 282.2c weighing 622.5kg to return $1756.7.
Peter Hall, Rosedale, Julia Creek, sold Brahman cross heifers to a top of 330c weighing 462kg to return $1527/hd. L and J Keough sold Brahman cross steers to a top of 340c weighing 330kg to return $1122/hd.